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A Broken Smile


I sit here with a smile on my face, Broken Smile
I smile as I breathe in deep,
I smile as I close my eyes
and I smile all day long;

the sky is dark,
as the freezing winds
seep into my bones,
I sit here smiling silently cold and empty;

I wait here frozen in time,
with my dreams torn apart,
my heart encased in a tomb,
I smile to mask my true emotions;

smile is all that I do day in and day out,
the mask that I wear is so perfect,
one needs to come a lot closer,
to see the tears trickling down my eyes;

the days are long,
the nights longer still.
I try to find the light,
but find comfort only in the dark;

emotions swell inside,
walking on a broken path,
I look up for the rainbow
hoping that one day I will get off
this broken path and onto a new one;

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A broken smile is a smile that is false to hide the pain inside!!!

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California Traffic School May 31, 2011 - 8:41 am

This is so sad=( yet so true… to hide the pain inside=(

Rebecca June 3, 2011 - 10:19 am

I really like this, it evokes sadness and longing for a new path (following the rainbow)… and hope that this new path is attainable. this will be one of my Fav’s…. thanks

MrPoetry June 10, 2011 - 10:37 am

This is a fantastic piece of poetry and evokes such raw emotion. It flows so well and makes ecellent use of repetition.

Lovepoems June 16, 2011 - 8:17 pm

fabulous…praveen your thoughts resonate with me

ms smily June 18, 2011 - 7:12 pm

vry beautiful and true…….hats off

praveen July 3, 2011 - 1:43 am

vry emotinol

Life in a Poem July 14, 2011 - 9:29 pm

great poem, i think we all go through that sometime in our life

roma July 17, 2011 - 5:39 am

nice poetry and deeply coming truly from heart.it is what am feeling in my life.

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Annette July 28, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Love this poem but it is sad to read.

shreya nair August 2, 2011 - 5:47 am

hey……superb yaar……it’s just like a teen’s life..

Anjali Sahni September 9, 2011 - 5:30 pm

very…tru…i like it…as it relates such incident of human life in wich he has to smile sumtime for himself…or for others or on situation demand…or to hide pain….
let ur tear b rolled down wid da water of cuming rain….

soumya September 10, 2011 - 6:47 am

heart touching..hats off..

gunjan September 27, 2011 - 12:23 am

its too good

sara joshi October 21, 2011 - 1:50 am

its true………..great…..

Gaga October 23, 2011 - 10:20 am

Who is the author?

Praveen October 27, 2011 - 3:57 am

The author is Praveen.

preetinder November 8, 2011 - 6:10 am

its beautiful

marvin November 11, 2011 - 2:26 pm

that i believe is as real as it gets

Ezeih November 15, 2011 - 10:15 am

what’s the author’s last name?

Praveen November 16, 2011 - 8:40 pm

The author is Praveen Kumar

Silent Beautiful January 21, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Story of my life.
I smiled everyday..
Anybody thought I’m prefect.
Smile is not hurt to do.
I smiling in everyday, in every minutes, and in every second.
No one can stop my beautiful smile <3
Sometimes, I can smile in the he.. day, It was not fun to do.
Stay smile, it would make your future better. <3

alice February 16, 2012 - 9:12 am

i like this poem

tina February 29, 2012 - 4:42 am

sadness embedded in a smile – beautiful

Praveen March 1, 2012 - 6:30 am

Thank you Tina.

Rashmi Agrawal March 4, 2012 - 11:58 pm

really a heart touching as well as true

zama June 11, 2012 - 1:36 am

this piece has just difined me. i feel like the writer had me in mind when writing this poem

eriemorganmaples August 6, 2012 - 2:04 pm

love it


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